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Open Government Program

Implicit in the democratic process is the notion that government should be accountable for its actions. In order to verify accountability, individuals must have access to government files. Such access permits checks against the arbitrary exercise of official power and secrecy in the political process.

— California Supreme Court

The City Attorney's Open Government Program is designed to ensure that the citizens of Oakland have full access to information about their City, and that the business of City government is conducted in the light of day.

For assistance, contact: Arlette Flores-Medina, Open Government Coordinator
E-mail: aflores@oaklandcityattorney.org
Phone: (510) 238-2965
Fax: (510) 238-6500
Address: 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 6th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612

To follow up on requests with specific City departments, you can contact that department's public records liaison.

 

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FAQ's

Public Records Request FAQ's

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Public Records Liaisons

Public Records Liaisons

Public Records Liaisons

You can contact the department liaison for public records requests to follow up on your request. “Click here” to locate their contact information.

 

Links to Specific Records:

Oakland City Council Records

City Council Records

Oakland City Council Records/Municipal and Planning Code

For a direct link to Minutes, Ordinances, Resolutions or any other legislative action adopted by City Council, as well as the Oakland Municipal Code and Planning Code, go to Oakland City Clerk’s webpage. read more

Certificates

Certificates

Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce Certificates

City of Oakland does not have these records. Alameda County (www.acgov.org) has in its possession this kind of records. Alameda County Recorder’s Office phone number is 510 272 6362. read more

Civil Court Documents

Civil Court Documents

Civil Court Documents

Superior Court Domain Website provides information about General Civil, Probate and Family Law cases. Click Here

Disclaimer: The links above have been included as a courtesy. City of Oakland has no control in other entities’ contact information.